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Oscars 2016: The 88th Academy Awards

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony alternatively known as “the Oscars”, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2015 (February 28, 2016: Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles). AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories.

Spotlight won two awards including Best Picture, and Mad Max: Fury Road won six awards, the most for the evening. The Revenant earned three awards including Best Director for Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio. Brie Larson won Best Actress for Room where as Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander won supporting acting honors for Bridge of Spies and The Danish Girl, respectively.

The telecast garnered 34.42 million viewers in the United States, making it the least watched Oscar ceremony since the 80th Academy Awards in 2008.

Here is the complete list of Academy Awards 2016:

  1. BEST PICTURE: Spotlight– Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers
  2. ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
  3. ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Brie Larson in Room
  4. ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING role: Mark Rylance in Bridge of Spies
  5. ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING role: Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl
  6. ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: Inside Out– Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
  7. CINEMATOGRAPHY: The Revenant– Emmanuel Lubezki
  8. COSTUME DESIGN: Mad Max: Fury Road– Jenny Beavan
  9. DIRECTING: The Revenant- Alejandro G. Iñárritu
  10. DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE): Amy– Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees
  11. DOCUMENTARY (SHORT Film): A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness– Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
  12. FILM EDITING: Mad Max: Fury Road-Margaret Sixel
  13. FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Son of Saul- Hungary; Directed by László Nemes
  14. MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE): The Hateful Eight- Ennio Morricone
  15. USIC (ORIGINAL SONG): “Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes
  16. SHORT FILM (ANIMATED): Bear Story- Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala
  17. Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight- Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
  18. WRITING (ADAPTED) :The Big Short- Screenplay by Charles Randolph
  19. VISUAL EFFECTS: Ex Machina- Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris
  20. SOUND MIXING: Mad Max: Fury Road- Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo
  21. SOUND EDITING: Mad Max: Fury Road- Mark Mangini and David White
  22. PRODUCTION DESIGN: Mad Max: Fury Road- Colin Gibson (Production Design)
  23. MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING: Mad Max: Fury Road- Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin
  24. Best Live Action Short Film: Stutterer – Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage

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